Tuesday, 22 December 2015

MMU offers fully-funded EBP places

Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) has confirmed the availability of five fully-funded places on the forthcoming Simulation in Healthcare Practical Application Unit.

If you are involved in developing healthcare-related case-based scenarios (role play to full immersive simulation) within your teaching or assessment, this unit is applicable to you.

You will join peers from NHS Trusts and other HEIs to develop Evidenced Based Practice (EBP) and enhance the quality of learning and teaching featuring simulation and technology enhanced learning.

The unit starts on Monday, 18th January, 2016.

For more information and application forms please click here.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

EVENT - Research: Experiences and Opportunities

The British Dietetic Association (North West England and North Wales Branch) is hosting a research event at the University of Central Lancashire in March 2016.

'Research: Experiences and Opportunities' will feature a variety of guest speakers including UCLan's Dr Hazel Roddam and Gillian Southgate from NHS Research & Development North West.

The event takes place on Wednesday, 30th March, 2016. For further information please click here.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

SEMINAR - Developing proposals for the renewed NIHR Research for Patient Benefit programme

The NIHR Research Design Service North West (RDS NW) is hosting a seminar to highlight national funding opportunities for applied health and social care research.

The aim is to give researchers a better understanding of funding priorities, application processes and future plans and an opportunity for dialogue with panel members and successful grant holders.

The seminar will highlight Public Involvement and how the RDS NW can support you through the application process.

The event takes place on Thursday, 11th February 2016, at the Liner Hotel, Liverpool.

For further information please click here.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

NHS R&D offers new research skills programme



NHS Research and Development is offering a unique opportunity to work with skilled creative artists to enhance your research skills.

The programme aims to build confidence and expertise in using the creative arts to convey research messages in a more powerful and meaningful way.

The Academy of Creative Minds is a revolutionary six-month programme combining the arts and science in health research.

The programme is heavily subsidised and costs £199 for all seven days, plus a bonus day at the NHS R&D conference. There is a 15% discount for team applications of four or more people.

For more information please click here.

Friday, 11 December 2015

AHP contribution to public health

The recent King's Fund event on the Allied Health Professions (AHPs) and new models of care featured the official release of two significant documents that look at the role of AHPs in public health.

'The role of allied health professionals in public health - examples of interventions delivered by allied health professionals that improve the public's health' gives examples of where there is evidence of AHP impact on public health.

'A strategy to develop the capacity, impact and profile of allied health professionals in public health' sets out a vision for the role of AHPs in public health and plans for implementation, as well as goals and measuring success.

It is designed to help AHPs, professional bodies and partner organisations to further develop leadership in public health, share best practice and embed preventative healthcare across their work.

Linda Hindle (above), Lead Allied Health Professional for Public Health in England, published an excellent blog post which provides further information on the work that led up to these publications.

Friday, 4 December 2015

CWP to host annual research event

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has released details of its annual research event which will take place on Wednesday, 27th January, 2016.

Hosted in conjuction with NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group, the event will celebrate ongoing and completed research and highlight achievements by staff and research partners.

Demand for places has previously been high, so priority may be given to delegates who attend the whole event.

To book a place or for more information, please email Phil Elliott.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

PhD studentship opportunity

Applications are invited for a full-time PhD studentship for three years to investigate patient and public involvement (PPI) in selecting what outcomes to measure in clinical trials.

Based at the University of Liverpool, the studentship will be led by Bridget Young (Professor of Psychology), Paula Williamson (Professor of Biostatistics) and Kerry Woolfall (Research Fellow).

This project will compare the ways patients have been involved in outcome selection across several clinical areas and whether the current methods of PPI are fit for purpose.

The findings will inform guidance and interventions to enhance the quality of PPI in outcome selection in future studies.

For more information please click here. Closing date for applications is Friday, 4th December.